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2009.05.13 Radio MYX (Manila, PH) Cool Shades)

2009.05.13 Radio MYX (Manila, PH) Cool Shades)

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Radio MYX -- Manila, PH -- 5/13/09
[
Note: This "interview" consists of David's answers to off-camera questions
]David: Just from what I, what I know of The Phillipines I know from, from two peoplein my life. I have a, I have a good friend who, who was out here for awhile...uh,working. A guy named Ryan Hayes. And he told me how beautiful...um...just kindathe indigenous areas of the country were. And so...um...and then uh, RamieleMalubay...was the other one. And she um...she uh, tried to turn me on to um...I, Icalled 'em "Filipino Twinkies." I don't know what they're actually called. They're,they're like rice cakes. But she would eat them like they were goin' out of style.And I could never get her to give me one. So...but what I've, what I've taken fromthe last twenty-four hours of bein' here is just...um...uh, there's a mutualappreciation. Ya' know, it seems like people are really...into the idea and reallyappreciative of the fact that, that Archuleta and myself are out here for theshow...um, on the sixteenth at the Mall of Asia. Um...but I think on our end, just tosee the reception, ya' know, that we've gotten from bein' here. Um...it, it makes menot wanna leave, ya' know? And so...um...I was jokin' with my manager yesterday,when we got in to the airport, just that...that first rush of people, ya' know, justkinda losin' it when we walked off the plane. Um...it was a cool experience. Like, Ikinda want that at every airport we go to. [
laughs
] But...um...yeah, I think it's...I, Ithink uh...if, if...if Saturday's anything like the last twenty-four hours, I think we'regonna have a great time.David: Being on American Idol was...probably the most intense five months of mylife. Um...it was just so constant, ya' know? And, and I remember...Iremember...kinda summing it up like this: When I got done, uh, singing my last songon the show, "The World I Know," and...I cried afterwards. And I think it was justbecause I felt like I'd held my breath for five months. And I finally had a chance to,like, [
exhales
] OK. Ya' know? Like, I've made it to the end...and...win, lose, ordraw...I got that far. And um... [
 pauses
] and then they said my name, and...ya'know, "and the winner is...David Cook," and it was like this conscious blackout.Like, I don't remember...my mom or my brother comin' on stage. I don't rememberhuggin' Archuleta. But...watching it, I knew those things happened.[
clip of David speaking after being announced the winner 
]David: Since then, it's just been...it's been nuts. Ya' know, I don't feel like I'vestopped. Um, I feel like the last year and a half has really flown by, and...um...butI've gotten to do some really amazing things this year. Ya' know, to be able tocome out...um, to Manila and play the show, and ya' know, to, to share the stagewith Archie again. I mean, these are all things that, that, that uh, make this tripimmediately memorable.[
long clip of David singing "The Time of My Life" on the Idol finale
]
 
David: I remember seein' the first numbers, so I remember seein' um...that uh, that"Avalanche" had been received so well. And...and um...immediately just like:Alright, when are we goin' out there? Like, I wanna go out there. Ya' know? Imean, they're...they're supportin' the music, so let's go. And...and um...uh, youknow, the prep for this, for this trip has been...um...probably more fun thananything, ya' know? Cuz um...it's, it's really given us a chance to...um...step into adifferent market, step into a different country, and really see how our music...works.And, and um...uh, to try to put together a setlist to-- to ya' know, get the...hope--hopefully have the fans get the maximum amount of entertainment out of it thatthey can. And...um...ya' know I, I think just...just uh, just the support that the songshave gotten make this trip...uh...unreal. You know? I, I, I look forward to hoppin' onstage Saturday night and...seein' a bunch of people hopefully that's...havin' a lottafun.David: The concept for, for the video for "Come Back to Me" was uh, was somethin'that...that um... [
 pauses
] uh, we all kinda came up with in concert. I had this idea of like, I wanna do a song backwards like Coldplay's "The Scientist." And, andincorporate this love story into it. Um...uh, I was really proud of the idea. Um...andthen...it came to fruition, and they're like: Ok, well you have to learn the songbackwards. And it's like: Wait a minute. What? Um...I spent two weeks...listeningto the song backwards and typing the lyrics out phonetically. Um...uh, so thechorus is uh, is uh...[
says the chorus backwards
]. I think, somethin' like that. Andum... [
 pauses
] the fact that I had to commit that to memory, uh, I, I total-- I'd jokearound all the time, like, the next video has to be animated. Cuz I don't wanna dothat again. Um...but it was all...it was all made-up for in the fact that I got to kiss apretty girl. So...um...my recommendation to anybody wanting to get in to music,uh, make sure you shoot music videos with pretty girls. Um...[
laughs
] unless you'rea girl and that's not your thing, then a pretty guy. Um..but it's um... [
laughs
] so itmakes it more bearable.[
long clip of "Come Back to Me"
]David: A-- as, as involved as I wanna be. And that's, and that's really cool. Youknow, the fact that, that RCA and 19 and Sony...really um...allow me to be involved.Uh that...um...that gives me so much more of a personal investment in what's goin'on. And, and...and the more personal investment I can put in to all this stuff...Icarry that on stage. And if, and if I can personally connect with the songs that I'msinging, makes it that much easier for the audience to connect with the song thatthey're hearing. And um...so it's, it's dominoes. And, ya' know, if I...if I believe inthe video, and I believe in the song...then hopefully that...you know, cuz if I can'tbelieve in it, nobody else can. So...David: I, I can say w--...um, th-- this trip was never in jeopardy. And um... [
long pause
] and I say that in the sense not to, not to be callous. Um...but my brotherfought h-- brother fought his disease for a long time. And um...while his, his passing
 
was, was certainly sad...um...it didn't surprise us. And um...ya' know and, and, andthere was a lotta relief there, too. I mean...uh, you know, to watch my brothersuffer with somethin' like that for so long, it was nice to finally just...have him be atpeace, and to have him finally rest. And so...um...the idea of stopping never really,uh... [
 pauses
]
 
never really seemed pertinent. Uh, I don't, I don't think that's...what Iwant, and I don't think that's what he would've wanted. And so...uh, we'll just staythe course, and keep playin' shows, and keep havin' fun, and...my brother woulda...[
 pauses
] my brother would, would, would love nothin' more than to... [
 pauses
] seeme doin' what I love to do and have a bunch of people with a smile on their face.So it's, that's how we're gonna, that's how we're gonna operate.David: Well, we actually released two singles. Uh, we released, uh, "Come Back toMe" and "Bar-Ba-Sol" at the same time. And...and uh...I know uh, "Come Back ToMe" still...seems to be making forward progress back home, which is good. Andum...so we're gonna try to, um... [
long pause
] we're gonna try to let that ride out fora minute. Uh, I know...um...I, I know we've got a few songs uh, kinda in the mix forthe next single, but nothin'...nothin' definitive. Um...but uh, but yeah. I think rightnow...uh, "Come Back to Me" is doin'...everything that we want it to do.David: "Always Be My Baby" was funny. And, and um...I say it in this context: Like,um... [
long pause
] I'm on the show... [
 pauses
] and uh, they usually gave us a coupleweeks' advance notice for a theme. So...um...they say a couple weeks out: Heyguys, Mariah Carey week's comin' up. And my first thought is just... [
laughs
] like,OK well...it was nice meetin' everybody. I'll go home and...we'll see you guys later.And um... [
 pauses
] and then the more I thought about it...I got really excited.Because it was...ya' know, there's no expectations for somebody like me...to sing aMariah Carey song. So I knew I could just have fun. And um... [
long pause
] so...Iactually, I actually at one point in my life, owned a Mariah Carey record. And uh,the first track on that song-- or on that record was "Always Be My Baby." It waskind of this upbeat pop tune, and...[
clip of Mariah Carey singing "Always Be My Baby"
]David: ..and then I...I read the lyrics, and I was like: this-- these lyrics are kindadark. Ya' know? And...um... [
 pauses
] so I just sat down with an acoustic guitar andstarted kinda...thumbin' around with the chords and...found this really cool kindaminor scale way of goin' about it, and...um...I remember goin' to, to RickeyMinor...with the idea. And he kinda looked at me like...like I had another facegrowin' on the side of my skull or somethin'. And...um... [
 pauses
] it was just cool to,to kinda see that song...build upon itself, ya' know? And...and I got so...excitedabout it, that it was...I think everybody else kind of in turn got excited about it.Um... [
 pauses
] but it was just one of those moments, you know? And, and Iremember gettin' to sing it the week my, my older brother came out to watch theshow. And...uh, that was just kind of an added bonus. Ya' know? Cuz...I
really 
didn't want Simon to say anything bad with my brother in the audience, so...um...so

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